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  • Posted: December 3, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Clickatell is a cutting edge technology company and global leader in mobile messaging that enables effortless, personalized, and contextual digital interactions between businesses and their customers. Clickatell was the first company to enable a web to mobile app from any website in the world and, harnessing over a decade of insight into the complexities of...
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    Data Architect

    • Work closely with developers to define and evolve our data model, support data analytics activities, and ensure scalability.
    • Design and implementation of highly scalable and high-availability systems of data, using AWS cloud services.
    • Ensure data models and architectural patterns fit user and business requirements.
    • Design and implement new data platforms to help adopt modern data solutions.
    • Work closely with the data engineering team to design and implement data pipelines at the enterprise level
    • Design, implement and document technical Big Data solutions using AWS Big Data services and solutions
    • Consult with developers and engineers to find ways to increase efficiency
    • Implementing AWS services in a variety of distributed computing, enterprise environments.
    • As a Senior, play a thought-leadership role within the Communities of Practice (COP), supporting the Tech Leads in driving the vision of the COP Core Competencies. 
    • Mentorship to less experienced developers and establishment of best practises.
    • Convert business requirements into technical solutions.
    • Perform problem resolution and root cause analysis along with recommending and implementing preventative techniques.
    • Review existing ETL architecture and frameworks to improve performance, manage costs and drive efficiencies.
    • Perform tests and produce results to ensure accurate compliance with business requirements.
    • Manage priorities across design and development activities.
    • Interact with technical and business stakeholders to create solutions and solve problems collaboratively
    • Protect Clickatell’s information, intellectual property and corporate data systems in accordance with prescribed guidelines
    • Familiarise yourself with all risk and compliance related policies and procedures as communicated by relevant functions
    • Complete Risk and Compliance training as per internal requirements
    • Ensure adequate protection of the Clickatell brand and reputation

    Core Competencies:

    • Experience and knowledge of AWS Big Data services. Athena, Redshift, Kinesis, Kafka, Glue, S3, Lake Formation
    • Experience with one or more database technologies. MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Oracle
    • Experience and knowledge of BI tools and technologies. Talend, Power BI, SiSence
    • Experience or knowledge of Big Data technologies. Hadoop, Spark, Hive, MongoDB, Presto, Flume
    • Familiarity with Agile and Scrum methodologies and embracing of their values and principles
    • Hands on experience leading large-scale global data warehousing and analytics projects.
    • Understanding of database and analytical technologies in the industry including MPP and NoSQL databases, Data Warehouse design, BI reporting and Dashboard development.
    • Experience with complicated account hierarchy, security groups, VPCs, AWS managed services, S3, ELB, EC2 Auto Scaling, Lambda
    • TOGAF certification is advantageous
    • Data Architecture Certification will be advantageous.
    • Have significant experience developing Enterprise Grade applications at scale
    • Have excellent technical documentation skills, and excellent communication across multiple cultures and time zones
    • Familiarity with Version Control systems such as GitLab
    • Familiarity with the other technologies used at Clickatell would be an advantageous, they are:
    • Databases: Cassandra
    • Scripting Language: Python

    The Capabilities of our Champion:

    • A background working in a high-volume payment transaction environment, or mobile technology platforms and systems integration would be advantageous and be able to demonstrate a sustained track record of delivering high-quality outputs, on-time and to product or business specifications.
    • Assertiveness: ability to communicate effectively and explain a point of view convincingly.
    • Clear thinker: simplify data strategy into clear actions to team, set priorities for self and makes clear decisions.
    • Communication: excellent verbal and written communication skills. The candidate must have great inter- and intra-personal skills.
    • Customer Focus: identify and effectively respond to the diverse needs of development department’s customers.
    • Teamwork: ability to work reliably and responsibly with internal and external colleagues to achieve departmental and organisational goals.
    • Computer literate: Proficient in development environment (Linux) as well as competence in MS Office Suite.
    • B-Tech or bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, informatics or math.
    • High transactional development environments and Business intelligence experience will be advantageous.
    • Exposure to Business Intelligence, data warehousing, dimensional modelling will be advantageous.
    • Relevant knowledge in different development, database and business intelligence tools, techniques and environments to develop and deliver quality applications and documentation.
    • Complete familiarity with Agile and traditional methods, particularly Waterfall, Scrum and Kanban
    • Excellent Communication Skills

    Our Champions journey so far:

    • Be focused and passionate about customer and company success.
    • Be curious, creative, courageous and a champion of the company and our customers.
    • Have problem solving skills, logical thinking and analytical abilities.
    • Display foresight be systematic and provide orderly planning and have attention to detail.
    • Have solid negotiating skills both internally and externally.
    • Have the ability to act both tactically and strategically.

    Why you will love being here:

    • Competitive salary paid monthly
    • Medical aid contributions
    • Quarterly performance incentives
    • Pension fund contribution
    • Group life cover
    • Communication allowances
    • Undercover parking
    • Half day off on your birthday
    • 5 “personal” days leave a year, over and above your normal annual leave.
    • Staff events, daily popcorn, snacks, cool offices. All the things that make Clickatell a fantastic place to work.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Clickatell on www.linkedin.com to apply
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